What is Active Park Assist?
To activate the system, drivers press the active park assist button. Once activated, a message appears in the message center indicating the system has begun searching for available parking spaces. Forward sensors located on the sides of the front fascia “look” for adequately sized parking spaces on either side of the road, scanning the spaces and measuring the size of the openings. The system default is to check the passenger side; moving the turn signal to the left will change the scan direction to the driver’s side.When an available, adequately sized parking space is identified, active park assist alerts the driver to stop by sending a message to the message center as well as by sounding an audible chime inside the cabin. Once the driver has stopped the vehicle, the driver shifts the vehicle into Reverse and lets go of the steering wheel.Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) takes control of the steering input while the driver continues to control the gas, brake and transmission (forward and reverse), slowly easing the vehicle into the parking space. The Reverse Sensing System is also used to help take the tension out of parallel parking.If a driver manually moves the steering wheel, the active park assist maneuver will automatically cancel.